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15.6 CICS monitoring
Next we cover CICS monitoring.
15.6.1 Single user
Start CICS monitoring on your CICS system if it is not already done by entering
transaction FBII. Run the transaction MYTD with user RB_DEMO, password
xxxx, company any other than IBM, and request the quotation (Option 1).
Start Application Monitor under ISPF and select Option C for CICS. The list of the
available systems is displayed. Select your system and press Enter. The list of
the transactions is displayed as shown in Figure 15-22.
Figure 15-22 List of the transactions
Select transaction MYTD to display the list of the tasks as shown in Figure 15-23.
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Figure 15-23 List of tasks for transaction MYTD
Select a task to display the CICS commands and their characteristics as shown
in Figure 15-24.
Figure 15-24 CICS commands for MYTD
You can compare this with the other versions of the Trader application, such as
the TDB2 transaction, as shown in Figure 15-25.
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Figure 15-25 CICS commands for TDB2
The TIMS version is shown in Figure 15-26.
Figure 15-26 CICS commands for TIMS
If you are debugging at the same time, the Debug Tool commands are also
included, as shown in Figure 15-27.
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Figure 15-27 CICS commands for Debug Tool and TIMS
15.6.2 Monitoring the simulation
Look at the CICS transactions using Option C for CICS on Application Monitor
Main panel, select the CICS subsystem, and look at the transactions. For
transaction MYTD, the only difference between one user and the simulated
crowd of users is the value in the Count column.

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